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[too ts] /tʊts/
noun, Slang.
1.
an affectionate or familiar term of address; honey; baby (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; toot(sie) + -s4

toot1

[toot] /tut/
verb (used without object)
1.
(of a horn or whistle) to give forth its characteristic sound.
2.
to make a sound resembling that of a horn, whistle, or the like.
3.
to sound or blow a horn, whistle, or wind instrument.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause (a horn, whistle, or wind instrument) to sound.
5.
to sound (notes, music, etc.) on a horn or the like.
noun
6.
an act or sound of tooting.
7.
Slang. cocaine.
Origin
1500-10; akin to Low German, German tuten, Dutch toeten, Swedish tuta in same sense; orig. imitative
Related forms
tooter, noun

toot2

[toot] /tut/
noun, Informal.
1.
a period or instance of drunken revelry; binge; spree.
Origin
1670-80; origin uncertain

toot3

[too t] /tʊt/
noun, Australian Informal.
1.
lavatory; toilet.
Origin
1945-50; perhaps jocular alteration of toilet

toot4

[too t] /tʊt/
noun, Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area.
1.
a paper bag.
Origin
< Pennsylvania German dutt; compare German Tüte < Low German tüte something horn-shaped, paper rolled into the shape of a horn (cf. toot1)
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British Dictionary definitions for toots

toots

/tʊts/
noun (pl) tootses, tootsies
1.
(informal, mainly US) darling; sweetheart
Word Origin
C20: perhaps related to earlier dialect toot worthless person, of obscure origin

toot1

/tuːt/
verb
1.
to give or cause to give (a short blast, hoot, or whistle): to toot a horn, to toot a blast, the train tooted
noun
2.
the sound made by or as if by a horn, whistle, etc
3.
(slang) any drug for snorting, esp cocaine
4.
(US & Canadian, slang) a drinking spree
5.
(Austral, slang) (tʊt). a lavatory
Derived Forms
tooter, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Low German tuten, of imitative origin

toot2

/tuːt/
noun
1.
(NZ) an informal name for tutu2
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Word Origin and History for toots

toot

v.

c.1500, ultimately imitative, also found in Middle Low German and Low German tuten "blow a horn." Related: Tooted; tooting. The noun is recorded from 1640s. Meaning "cocaine" is attested by 1977. Tooting as a strong affirmative (e.g. you're damned tootin') is attested from 1932, American English. Toots as a slang familiar form of address to a woman or girl is recorded from 1936, American English.

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Slang definitions & phrases for toots

too too

adjective phrase

Excessive, esp in social elegance, fastidiousness, affectation, etc: Well, isn't his caring just too too! (1881+)


'toonville

noun

The cartoons, esp the regular syndicated series: And Garfield now ranks at the top in 'toonville (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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